Emergency road closure in Portlaoise to fix drain after night of heavy rain

A section of the Ridge Road Portlaoise near Primary Schools has reopened after repairs

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Emergency road closure in Portlaoise to fix drain after night of heavy rain

A section of the Ridge Road Portlaoise near the Sacred Heart Primary School that had to be temporarily closed to due to a blockage on a combined surface water and foul water sewer has reopened.

Both Laois County Council water services and roads staff are worked together to address what was described as an emergency issue.

The closure followed heavy overnight rain in Portlaoise which caused spot flooding around the town.

The problem led to extensive traffic problems in Portlaoise this morning as the road is located close to the town's Holy Family primary school.